Curriculum Vitae

Bio

Hello! My name is Tavis. I am a Visual Communication Graduate from the University of Wolverhampton.

 

I currently wield a Masters degree with distinction classification from The University of Wolverhampton and I am ready to jump into the world of work using my unique creative ideas to champion business I believe in.

 

I have a demonstrated history of work across various disciplines, such as 3D Modelling, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography and Virtual Reality.

 

Owing to the above, I have an extensive and diverse skill set across various software which allows me to work coherently and efficiently. Overall, I am dedicated to creating outstanding pieces of work which evoke inspiration within others.

Education

University of Wolverhampton

Master of Arts (MA), Digital and Visual Communications, Distinction

2016 – 2017

“The MA Digital and Visual Communication course offers study in a broad range of digital and visual communication theory and practice. The course gives you the opportunity to develop your creative design abilities but also equips you with marketing and branding skills and knowledge essential for a career in the competitive market place that is International Visual Communications.”

 

Master of Arts final projects:

Aenigma

Caelum

 

Topics covered:
• The role of the Hyperreal within the context of consumer experiences

• The revolutionary impact made by Sir Jonathan Ive within the world of Art and Design

• The development and characteristics of artistic movements encompassed within the Fin de Siècle

University of Wolverhampton

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons, Visual Communications, 2:1

Activities and Societies: Visual Communications course representative

2013 – 2016

“Visual Communications includes aspects of Art & Design associated with the production of work for the media, and covers everything from advertising, graphics, illustration, multimedia, photography. visual literacy and web design.”

 

Topics covered:
• The stylistic differences between Skeuomorphic and Minimalistic design languages within computer generated user interfaces and their uses in real world applications

• The usage of gender bias in advertisements and marketing material within the FMCG industry

• The effectiveness of recent advertising and marketing campaigns by Apple, Inc

Staffordshire University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons, Computer Games Design, Withdrew in Good Standing

2012 – 2013

“Computer Games Design degree explores the creative and technical aspects of games production, giving you the necessary skills to develop, produce and publish games titles.”

 

Topics covered:
• 3D Modeling

• Animation

• Game Design

• Game Engines

Wolgarston High School

Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma, Art and Design, D*D*D*

2010 – 2012

“The Level 3 BTEC National Extended Diploma in Art and Design allows students with a real enthusiasm for art and design to prepare fir a career in this growing and exciting industry. This course is ideal to experience a wide range of art and design disciplines before specialising in a subject pathway.”

 

Topics covered:
• Art

• Graphic Design

• Photography

• Textiles

A-Level Applied ICT, B

2010 – 2012

“The A-Level Applied ICT course teaches students how to use appropriate ICT tools and techniques to carry out investigations, handle data, solve problems and manage projects.”

 

Topics covered:
• Microsoft Access

• Microsoft Excel

• HTML/CSS

• SEO

Work Experience

Collaborative Designer

Capgemini UK

Telford, United Kingdom

Apr 2018 – Ongoing

Collaborative Designer (Knowledge Worker) within the Accelerated Solutions Environment at Capgemini UK. The first class facilitation capability that supports Capgemini’s most important sales and delivery priorities via collaborative interventions that are focused on driving business outcomes by creating enriching engagements dedicated to delivering high quality, high value client interaction.

 

My role allows me to explore the areas of facilitation, graphic design, interaction design, MG Taylor methodology and software development.

Digital Photo Editor

PhotoMonkey UK Ltd

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Jan 2018 – Mar 2018

Providing high quality digital photo editing services including digital image manipulation and technical retouching, primarily of Asian wedding photography, within a fast paced environment.

Community Manager and Graphic Designer

Jamie Taylor Art

Cannock, United Kingdom

Mar 2017 – Mar 2018

Community management across multiple social media channels. SEO and website optimisation for the JTA online store which sells clothing, homeware and prints. On-request generation of graphic design assets and product mockups to be used within the online store.

Media (1)

  Jamie Taylor Art online store

Freelance Interaction Designer

University of Wolverhampton School of Art

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Aug 2017 – Oct 2017

Created a series of virtual reality spaces, using a mixture of 360° panoramas and photogrammetry, to showcase the Universities’ facilities during the ‘Create your future’ UCAS event at ExCeL London.

Media (2)

  Faculty of Art, Textiles workshop

  Faculty of Art, Wordwork workshop

Freelance Illustrator

University of Wolverhampton International Academy

Telford, United Kingdom

Jun 2015 – Sep 2015

Commissioned by the University of Wolverhampton International Academy to design a series of informative illustrations for use within e-learning courses, exam papers and across various areas of the department.

Voluntary Work

e-mentor

University of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Nov 2017 – ongoing

Partaking in one to one mentoring via the University’s online mentoring program. Offering a selection of services for current students such as CV / Job application reviewing and offering advice via email for students academic attainment, careers advice and future planning.

Event Management / Graphic Designer

South Staffordshire Young People’s Service

Wheaton Aston, United Kingdom

Mar 2012 – Aug 2012

Active role in the planning and management of an Action Sports event for 12 – 19 year olds. Designed graphics for event tickets and marketing material.

Backstage Assistant

West Bromwich Operatic Society

West Bromwich, United Kingdom

Nov 2009 – May 2011

Assisted in four shows, across two years, each running for seven days. Managed backstage areas of theatres and helped to efficiently organise props and actor cues for specific times in the productions.

Student Assistant

Wolgarston High School

Penkridge, United Kingdom

Sep 2009 – Apr 2013

Assisted in various classes at Wolgarston High school including Art and Design, Graphic Design, ICT and Photography. Also assisted during open evenings promoting courses and aspects of the school by engaging in discussions with prospective students and parents.

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